Body aches when trying to sleep is unfortunately a common problem these days. Sleep is the time when our body restores and repairs itself.
But what if you can’t get to sleep?
Aches and strains can often disturb your comfort during sleep – causing wakefulness, restlessness, and worry about your ability to relax into deep quality sleep.
Consequently anything that reduces the underlying cause of discomfort significantly improves sleep quality and reduces restless movements that disturb sleep.
The first place to look to change is the amount of water you drink.
Dehydration is one of the main causes of aches and strains, something set out by Dr Batmanghelidj in ‘Your Bodies Many Cries for Water’. This is the first of a whole series of books he wrote about water and health. He considers these common problems to be like water’s calling card, saying “Please give me some water! You are not sick, you are thirsty”.
As an example, one of the most common areas of discomfort is the lower back / spine.
80% of lower back pain is caused by lack of water.
The spinal column has cushions inbetween the bone which have a spongy jelly-like consistency, largely made up of water, that allow the spine to bend and move freely.
With insufficient water supply, these areas will dehydrate and their ability to keep the movements in the spine smooth and comfortable will also be affected.
The muscles along the spine are forced to work overtime to compensate for the fact that the cushioning layer is not able to work properly and this then leads to muscle strain and lower back pain.
The first thing to do to recover is to simply drink more water, unless you are in the 20% who have a back injury needing specialised treatment.
Our bodies are over 70% water and when you don’t drink enough water to replace the water that gets used and eliminated during the day’s activities, your body’s natural instinct will be to prioritise the brain and heart functions over other areas of the body.
The back is not a first priority, so when there is not enough water to go round, the back often suffers.
How to Re-Hydrate Efficiently?
Real hydration is NOT always about drinking 8 glasses of water per day. Your body needs a better quality of water, water that it recognises, water that is bio-available, like water found in nature.
If you’re looking for a better way to rehydrate and stay hydrated, Nikken’s PiMag Waterfall filter is an easy and affordable solution for top quality drinking water at home.
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